Ellen DeGeneres has been put on blast for her apology video just hours after it surfaced.
This is not looking good for the star...
Right now we're all pretty done with Ellen and her supposedly "fake" alter-ego.She has been batting off accusation after accusation all year, trying to brush it off like nothing's happened, but cracks started to show over the last few months.
And after months of fans asking when she's going to apologize for her behavior...It seems as though they might have finally got what they want.
Those who have met the star have claimed that she is nothing more than another power-hungry, self-centered celebrity.
Which is certainly a far cry from the relatable and humble TV host we all know and love... Or we thought we knew and loved.
ellen's whole thing about treating everyone with kindness only applies to people in her specific tax bracket, based… https://t.co/VXYccrutpJ— The Grinch (@The Grinch)1570713430.0
In recent years, Ellen's image has been questioned more and more.Cracks have certainly begun to show, and rumors of the somewhat nastier personality behind the famous smiling blonde-haired, blue-eyed face have been intensifying.
And, this year, things have reached a breaking point.Now, more than ever before, people have been turning against the star as detrimental stories continue to resurface.
Her past employees certainly haven't held back.For example...
Ellen clearly doesn't care too much for writer's strikes.
This Twitter user came forward with the story about Ellen's head writer, Karen Kilgariff. Karen was under Ellen's employment for 5 years until she took part in a writer's strike. Boom. Fired.
@KevinTPorter @JesseThorn @LAFoodBank Karen Kilgariff was her head writer for 5 years until the writers' strike. Wh… https://t.co/M7ULrjAlqb— J. Fisher (@J. Fisher)1584724944.0
More scandal regarding her treatment of staff...
This woman claims that her friend used to work as a writer on the show and, in the whole 2 years of her employment, Ellen didn't greet her once. In fact, none of the staff were allowed to speak to the star of the show. Apparently.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank My friend wrote for the Ellen Show for two years and told me Ellen didn’t greet her once.… https://t.co/rOK2u9C3mr— Cathy Messier (@Cathy Messier)1584724649.0
Staff weren't even allowed in the same room as her.
Wow, we really aren't worthy, are we?
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Some friends who work /worked on her show said many of her staff members weren't allowed… https://t.co/ujfdvB1t7A— MKB (@MKB)1584724529.0
Her veganism has also ruffled a few feathers in the past.
For a colleague's birthday, Twitter user Alison Freer was celebrating with a BBQ outside of the Warner Bros studios where The Ellen Show is filmed. However, Ellen was quick to shut down all the festivities by sending someone over to put a stop to the celebration, all because she doesn't eat meat. Not cool, Ellen.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Was wrking on a show @ WB that was next to her stage. Was our showrunner's 50th Bday. Cat… https://t.co/1tYwIRknJ9— Alison Freer ✂️ (@Alison Freer ✂️)1584732667.0
Her compassion for animals strikes again.
Though it's great that she cares so much about animals, her sensitivity to the matter doesn't bode well for her employees.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank D) She cares about animals which is good but so sensitive for example if someone tried to… https://t.co/xuFBexYB5j— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725438.0
Ellen apparently hates her own fans...
And her own show! Who'd have thought it?
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Comic I know became friendly with her, said she openly expressed her deep disdain for her… https://t.co/f5hFuC9CL1— Chase Mitchell (@Chase Mitchell)1584725118.0
Quite predictably, these allegations have hit her already crumbling reputation pretty hard...And, as a result, her ratings have taken a huge blow.
Before the allegations were made this year, Ellen’s ratings were consistently around 2.0 for her daytime slot...With previous seasons of the show raking in an average of 4.5 million viewers.
But, last month...The Ellen Show had its season-low rating of around 1.5.
Her ratings are continuing to decline...
So much so that, at one point in time, fans were convinced that the worst had happened, but the producers ended up confirming that the show is not going to be axed... Yet.
While we’re here... fuck Ellen Degeneres.— HeyBun’s Alt (@HeyBun’s Alt)1591286149.0
More and more allegations continued to arise from behind the scenes...Buzzfeed News, 1 current employee, as well as 10 former ones have rallied around together to reveal their "truths" about the toxic culture behind the scenes of the show.
All the allegations were done anonymously...But they revealed that it wasn't just Ellen that was the cause of the toxicity, there were also other bosses and managers that made their lives much more difficult on set.
A former employee told them that the "be kind" act was "bull****""That 'be kind' bullshit only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for the show. I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show."
One black woman who was part of the backstage team said she experienced "racist comments."She was employed there for a total of eighteen months and in that time, she faced microaggressions and comments that made her feel uncomfortable.
She said that one of the top writer's said this to her:
Since these allegations arose, it seems that action has been taken...reports came in last month that The Ellen Show is officially under investigation.
The show is allegedly being investigated for racism, mistreatment, and intimidation on set.
Things aren't looking good for Ellen, at all...And it seems that the notorious host is cracking under the pressure.
Ellen has made the decision to fire 3 of her executive producers following these accusations.
According to sources, Ellen did this with a "heavy heart."Apparently, the accusations have left the host "heartbroken", and the decision to fire her producers was an "emotional and apologetic" one.
Amid this entire firestorm, an alleged apology video Ellen sent to staff has emerged.And after hearing what the host had to say, fans aren't impressed.
So, what exactly did Ellen have to say for herself?She reportedly admitted on a video call she was "not perfect" and that the show's leaders had not been sensitive to "human beings" as they instead focused on running the show as a "well-oiled machine."
She also admitted the show had alienated employees and guests by shifting shooting timetables at short notice...
After admitting this, Ellen has since come out and apologized to staff over a video call.
A source later said that Ellen said she "wasn't perfect," and explained that she's a "multi-layered person" who is trying to "be the best person I can be" and "learn from my mistakes."
@EW No change if Ellen doesn’t resign.— John Olchak (@John Olchak)1597716253.0
Could she finally be learning?
She also reportedly said “I’m hearing that some people felt that I wasn’t kind or too short with them, or too impatient. I apologize to anybody if I’ve hurt your feelings in any way."
@EW She found 3 scapegoat to take the fall for her,everyone knows the crew was just trying to keep her from flipping out!— Mike (@Mike)1597720609.0